2000 Perodua Kembara Limited Edition 1.3 from Malaysia
Good for short distances and crowded parking places, but everything else is not so great
Dashboard screw cover on passenger side, right where the dash meets the windscreen was loose due to broken latch. And this was right out of the factory. It was too minor a problem, so I didn't fuss about it.
Reverse Sensor failed at 15,000 kms. Had it replaced by manufacturer as it was under warranty. Less than 10,000 kms later, it failed again. Since warranty only valid for first 20,000 kms, I didn't have it replaced.
Cabin light flickers. This is minor. I can replicate the flicker by pushing my elbow into the driver's side door.
Battery expired at 30,000 kms.
Reverse light (right side) failed at 60,000 kms.
Easy to drive.
Easy to park due to its smallish dimensions and driver's height.
Except for when the battery expired, this car will start every time you turn the key in the ignition.
Transmission is very rough. Every gear shift is a huge lurch.
Drinks fuel like there's no tomorrow!! Fuel 'economy' is worse than a Merc 200E - I know, I also drive a Merc. This is one of the main reasons we're selling the car.
Next to no room in the car. Yes, it seats 4 adults, but seated side by side, you'll be touching shoulders. If you're into golf, it won't fit your golfing equipment.
Cabin noise is high.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th February, 2003